Easter nest cake recipe

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This simple and chocolate covered Easter nest cake is perfect for Easter. With plenty of Mini Eggs for decoration, the kids are just going to love it

Easter nest cake
Preparation Time40 mins including cooling time
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time1 hours 5 mins including cooling time
Cost RangeCheap

This mouth-watering Easter cake is even more impressive when you cut into it and reveal a whole cake inside.

It's really easy to decorate this Easter nest cake. Whether you make your own from scratch or buy an un-iced sponge in the shops, this is a brilliant way to decorate a cake for Easter. Plus the kids will just love it. The topping is made from crushed Shredded Wheat tossed in melted chocolate. You then stick clumps of this to the sides, stacking it up as you go, until the whole cake is covered. Fill the centre with eggs, chicks, Easter bunnies and any other decorations you like. It's so simple to do - we've even created a short video to show you exactly how.


For this Easter recipe you will need:

  • Homemade chocolate cake (or use a shop bought one)
  • 4 large Shredded Wheat
  • 200g white chocolate
  • 200g milk chocolate
  • Mini Eggs
  • Easter decorations; chicks, bunnies etc (optional)




  1. Once you’ve made your cake recipe and have left it to cool on a wire rack (or bought one), it’s time to prepare the decoration.
  2. In a small bowl, melt the white chocolate in the microwave on a low heat in small 10 second bursts stirring each time. Or do it the old fashioned way - in a bowl over a saucepan of water on the hob. Leave to cool for a few minutes, stirring continuously.
  3. In a large bowl, melt the milk chocolate in the same way. Break up the Shredded Wheat into the melted milk chocolate, stirring continuously until combined. If your mix is too runny, add some more Shredded Wheat until you have the perfect balance. Leave to one side.
  4. Once the white chocolate has cooled, pour onto the centre of the cake and let it drizzle down the edges covering the whole cake. Use a palette knife to smooth the chocolate evenly over the cake.
  5. Add your nest to the edges of the cake, building up with spoonfuls of mix and pressing down firmly around the outside of the cake to make sure it sticks.
  6. Add the Mini Eggs and pop in the fridge to cool for 20 mins or until serving.

Top tip for making this Easter nest cake

You can use this 'nest material' for other edible Eater cake decorations, too. Grease a small bowl and line with clingfilm. Press the chocolate coated Shredded Wheat into the bowl to make a nest shape. Leave in the fridge to set and then you can remove it from the mould to reveal a 3-D nest.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies